patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Sample from Vinnie. Pours clear orange with minimal white head. Aroma of cedar, orange, lemon, corriander, and some odd spices. Tastes exactly like orange slice candy, with a lot of spice in the back. Soft, clean palate with some more of the corriander spicy sweetness in the finish. Good beer. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Hazy deep yellow pour with a white head. Nose is like a cedary saison. Extreme cedar on taste - dry on the tongue. Interesting. blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2012
bottled, clear golden yellow with white foam, cedar really shows through, woody, #2 pencil, grass and manure Oakes (19362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
Hazy light amber. Thin head. The aroma is massively cedary with orangey/marmaladey notes and some thick, overly sweet malts. The palate is sweet up front, with marmalade and lots of malt. There’s actually a bit too much as it gets cloying. The finish carries with it more dryness, largely on account of the dominant cedar character. The cedary spiciness is a bit out of balance, being very strong, and the malts probably could benefit from being a bit thinner. The impression is a good beer but probably too one-dimensional. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle from brewery. Coppery gold. Effervescent, and the thick head fades to a comforting cap. The cedar chips totally overwhelm the beer, especially the aromas. Has an almost artificial aroma because of it. Hidden beneath the cedar is citrus peel and its sour-bitter profile. The body is medium, but the alcohol is apparent. The orange, Grand Marnier, and orange peel are predominant in the aroma, accented by the cedar. The cedar imparts the illusion of a tannic finish. It doesn't really come together, but there isn't anything offensive about it.
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Palme (4856) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
Sampled from 0.75l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. A hazy honey-orange beer with a small and quickly sidesticking white head. It has a light fruity and orange-ish aroma with some grapy tones. Also lot’s of grapes and grapefruit in the flavor! Bitter grapy with some citrus and caramel! Quite on the bitter grapy side, and its extreme mouthdrying. Perhaps the wood that’s making it taste like this? 12.05.2012 Camons (13495) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle @ CBC. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, little grass, heavy cedar. Flavor is malt, yeast, grass, light citrus, cedar but better balanced than aroma. Medium body, soft carbonation, spicy finish. 040513 slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"You get a hint of the spices and fruitiness in the aroma and flavor, but all of that takes a back seat to the cedar, which is pleasant, but also too dominant for anything else to really shine, and therefore taking away from the beer as a whole. Pretty good, but pretty simple. Don’t see the need to collaborate on this as this is what CC’s Humidor beers taste like." changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2012 Bottle picked up at Cigar City. Orange-gold color with a short-lived white head on top. Cedar and sawdust aroma with notes of doughy yeast and tropical fruit cocktail. This is spicy and bitter with a lot of white pepper and fresh-cut cedar flavor. A bit medicinal too with a tangy orange cough drop flavor that is a tad distracting. A tropical fruit sweetness is noted for sure but ends up getting covered by the more aggressive cedar and peppery notes. I admit, I wasn’t much of a fan at first but this did grow on me. Much better as it warms when the sharp cedar really stands out and that medicinal orange thing takes a backseat. Looking forward to trying the other versions. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy yelllow gold with small off white head. The aroma is clove and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with dry clove and citrus. A decent Biere de garde from. CCB.